UpdraftPlus has lots of clever internals for re-working your database, when you are cloning a site from one location to another.

Sometimes, though, it’s handy to have a tool to arbitrarily search/replace your database, outside of when you’re migrating your site from one place to another.

The next release of UpdraftPlus will include a tool for doing this. It’s not something you’re likely to need often – and not for the faint-hearted, as one false move and you can destroy your database. (So, first you should take a backup!). But, for people who know what to do with it, it’ll be there.

Search / replace

All UpdraftPlus Premium users will receive this new feature, as well as all users who have purchased the Migrator add-on as a stand-alone add-on.

David Anderson (founder, lead developer, UpdraftPlus)